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Who Is to Blame in Lalgarh?

In his letter “Misconceptions on Lalgarh” (EPW, 15 May 2010) Meghnad Bhunia highlighted some factual errors in the article “Is Lalgarh Showing the Way?”.

The police have been harassing the poor and innocent tribal people in the name of pursuing the Maoists. After the attack on the Bengal chief minister’s convoy at Salboni in 2008, the police arrested innocent villagers in haste, which spread public outrage. The incidents, where even women were also not spared by the security personnel in the name of searching for weapons added fuel to public anger.

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